Connecting People & Business in Africa

Connecting People & Business in Africa

About Our Company

Overseas Strategic Advisory

Overseas Strategic Advisory is a consulting firm with the focus of West Africa. OSA aims to connect, promote and advise investments in West Africa. We provide advisory services for international companies, investors, institutions and governments.

Our objective is to bridge the gap between companies, investors, governments and strategic partners in Africa. African economies are among the fastest-growing and the continent is poised to transform the global economic landscape. 

Overseas Strategic Advisory is an international team with deep experience and strong networks in the public (governments, international institutions) and private sectors. 

Our Services

Development Advisory 

Investment Promotion

OSA creates tailored strategies to re-enforce national, economic priority sectors. This includes Market analysis to identify the most impactful sectors and investments, Investor outreach, Showcasing attractive investment opportunities, Strengthening relations between corporates and regional governments, Policy recommendations and creation

Advisory Services

OSA creates tailored strategies to re-enforce national, economic priority sectors. This includes Market analysis to identify the most impactful sectors and investments, Investor outreach, Showcasing attractive investment opportunities, Strengthening relations between corporates and regional governments, Policy recommendations and creation

Government Relationship

Asset Management

OSA provides advisory services to help crowd in non-traditional investments through private equity, private debt and venture capital. We help with product development, fund formation and active management of facilities that target market opportunities (Equity capital raising, Debt issuance, jurisdictional structuring issues, Mapping and engaging with local and global fund managers)

Commercial Capital Mobilization

OSA provides advisory services to help crowd in non-traditional investments through private equity, private debt and venture capital. We help with product development, fund formation and active management of facilities that target market opportunities (Equity capital raising, Debt issuance, jurisdictional structuring issues, Mapping and engaging with local and global fund managers)

Economic Research

OSA believes in empirically based policy making and investment promotion. Market and data analytics are a crucial aspect for project success. We help our clients craft the methodology needed to factually analyze market reality, paving the way for project success

Market Analytics

OSA believes in empirically based policy making and investment promotion. Market and data analytics are a crucial aspect for project success. We help our clients craft the methodology needed to factually analyze market reality, paving the way for project success

Commercial Advisory 

Business Strategy and Market Entry

OSA evaluate business plans, projections, risks and opportunities for our clients (Capital Raising and Ecosystem Development, Risk Analysis, Client Relations, International Expansion, Commercial, legal and integrity due-diligence, active investment management and project development). We facilitate the negotiation, execution and risk management for the lifecycle of our client transaction

Government Relationship

OSA provides business strategy, product development and market entry (consultation on competitive advantages, national priority sectors and incentives structures, tax and policy implications). We analyzes quantitative and qualitative aspect of geographical, sectoral and regulatory trends (Economic research and data analytics)

Business Trip

OSA provides business strategy, product development and market entry (consultation on competitive advantages, national priority sectors and incentives structures, tax and policy implications). We analyzes quantitative and qualitative aspect of geographical, sectoral and regulatory trends (Economic research and data analytics)

Finding Commercial Partners 

Troubleshooting

Legal and Compliance Services

OSA ensures that national and international regulatory requirements are met. We procedures and operational mechanisms to ensure compliance with international standards and best practices. Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Know-Your- Client (KYC) diligence

Human Capital Services

OSA give trainings, intercultural coaching, executive recruitment and talent placement

Investing in Africa

 

OSA advises investors, institutions, companies and governments and private clients across the following sectors:

Infrastructure, Transport, Telecommunication, Energy, Gas, Mining, Health, Agriculture, Water, Distributions, Industry, Tourism and Finance...

OSA provides advisory services and tailored, market-based solutions for sustainable investment and economic growth in West Africa. We are multi-sectoral and multi-disciplined in our advisory approach, providing commercial and development advisory services to both private and public sector clients.

West African economies present significant opportunity for companies and private investors. The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has GDP of US$ 628 billion and an estimated population of nearly 350 millions. With the integration of Morocco as the 16th member, the market will comprise nearly 384 million consumers.

International expansion requires a profound understanding of local business, culture and language. Partnering with a firm experienced and adept in local customs is essential. Our team’s global expertise provides tailored solutions to your business needs in West Africa, thereby allowing you to access these attractive investment opportunities.

It’s not too late for your company to invest!

Our Team

 

News

 

Juni 2019 - 0fficial launch of the German Development Investment Fund for Africa by Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller (Berlin, Germany)

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team was invited in Berlin for the official launch of the German Development Investment Fund for Africa by Development Minister Dr. Gerd Müller. The investment fund "Africa Connect" is designed specifically for German SMEs and is intended to finance projects in Africa (€750 000-€4 million) and to facilitate the entry into the trade for German companies. In addition, a investment fund for African companies is also created, the AfricaGrow fund, which supports SMEs from Africa. 

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Mai 2019 - Conference about Global Healthcare with high-level german and international authorities (Berlin, Germany)

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Management Team was invited to the German Bundestag in Berlin to participate at the conference about Global Healthcare with high-level german and international authorities. We have the honor to be with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Development Minister Gerd Müller, Minister of Healthcare Jens Spahn, Minister of Education Maria-Antonia Karliczek, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus CEO of World Health Organisation,and lot of other NGO's and health care organizations. The German government wants to be a leader to support health care in Africa.

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April 2019 - OSA Focus 2019: Doing Business in Côte d'Ivoire

Côte d'Ivoire is on the top ten African countries with the fastest growing economies, according to the IMF and AfdB’s World Economic Outlook (2019). Côte d'Ivoire is considered the most economically stable and advanced country in West Africa. Political normalisation, budget support policy, debt reduction, and reforms to strengthen the business climate have led to an impressive acceleration of economic activity in Côte d’Ivoire since 2012. 

 

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March 2019 - High Level Conference "Côte d'Ivoire Day" (Hamburg, Germany) 

Conference in Hamburg on business and investment opportunities in Côte d'Ivoire at the exclusive Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten. H.E. Minister Essis, honored us with his presence as well as Mr Hien Yacouba Sie, CEO, Port Autonome of Abidjan. Numerous interested companies and German institutions have participated and profited from a direct exchange with high-ranking personalities from Côte d'Ivoire. We would like to thank the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire in Germany and the CEPICI for their trust in the cooperation with Overseas Strategic Advisory for the conference and all our great team for realization and execution of the event. Thanks also to our partners and sponsor of the event : Voith Hydro B. Braun Gruppe Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Hamburg.

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COTE D'IVOIRE DAY - 29th MARCH 2019 - HAMBURG

First high-level business conference in Hamburg on Côte d’Ivoire. Gain deeper insight on attractive Business & Investment Opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire at "Côte d'Ivoire Day" held on 29.3.2019 in Hamburg with high-level participants from Côte d'Ivoire (Ministers, CEOs, …). Overseas Strategic Advisory team is proud to assist with the organization the CEPICI and the Embassy of Côte d'Ivoire in Germany

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February 2019 - Official meeting with Minister of Tourism Siandou FOFANA (Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire)

Official meeting with Minister of Tourism Siandou FOFANA in Abidjan at his office. We had an interesting exchange with him about the tourism sector in Ivory Coast and different investment opportunities.  For the government the tourism sector is one of the priorities. A lot of new hotels are in construction, besides the buisness tourism, the country having 520 kilomètres of coast, eight national parks, six national reserves and four UNESCO Word heritage sites. The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team is happy to support the Minister and his team to achieve theirs goals and to make Ivory Coast as a travel destination in Africa.

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The African Investment Day - Meet the Experts

29 November 2018 in Erkrath-Düsseldorf

The First African-Led Conference in Germany taking place on 29 November 2018 in Erkrath-Düsseldorf. The African Investment Day DE draws together African business, political and societal leaders and Germany’s private investors in order to increase trade and investment to Africa and francophone Africa in particular. The conference will be opened by H.E Transport Minister Ivory Coast, Amadou Kone.

Register now and benefit from 80% discount with using our special promotion code : OSA2018

www.africaninvestmentday.com 

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October 2018 - H.E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire, visits Berlin

Overseas Strategic Advisory is honored to have accompanied S. E. Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire, and his delegation earlier this week in Berlin. The foundation for many productive and mutually beneficial, bilateral B2B partnerships were formed and difficulties and pain-points faced by German enterprises entering the Côte d'Ivoire were discussed. We at OSA are committed to assuaging these difficulties to promote the growth of industry in the country. The Côte d'Ivoire is one the strongest and fastest growing economies in West Africa and is a regional hub for many profitable sectors, including: energy, mining, agriculture, finance and tourism. 

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October 2018 - Sebastian Kurz, Austrian Chancellor and Jean-Claude Konan (CEO) in Berlin

Jean-Claude Konan, CEO of Overseas Strategic Advisory met the the Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz during the Compact with Africa Summit in Berlin. Austrian companies are increasingly investing in Africa.

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October 2018 - Round Table with focus on Ivory Coast - Berlin, Ritz-Carlton Hotel 

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Management Team participated on the Round Table with focus on Ivory Coast, which took place as a pre-event of the "Compact with Africa". Adama Koné, Minister of Finance, has exchanged with selected German companies and presented the investment opportunities in the Ivory Coast.

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October 2019 - The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team welcomes HE Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast, in Berlin and meet Emmanuel Essis, Secretary of State for Private Investments

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team had the great honor to welcome HE Alassane Ouattara, President of the Ivory Coast, and Akinwumi Adesina, President of the BAD, on their arrival in Berlin.  Afterwards we had a working meeting and dinner with Emmanuel Essis, Secretary of State for Private Investments.

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African Nordic Business conference Helsinki 22.11.2018 

The African-Nordic Business Conference seeks to provide a forum for building sustainable growth. Overseas Strategic Advisory is happy to be Networking Partner for the African-Nordic Business conference in Helsinki. There is great potential for nordic companies in Africa in many sectors (Energy, Mining, FinTech, Infrastructure, Health Care, Education...). You have until today and tomorrow to join the African-Nordic Business conference 2018. Register here : http://www.springboard.fi

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October 2018 - The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team met Mr Azize Diabaté, Minister Plenipotentiary and economic advisor of the Ivorian Embassy in Berlin

The management team of OSA congratulated Mr. Azize Diabaté on his nomination at the Ivorian Embassy. OSA is pleased to support the Embassy of the Ivory Coast in Berlin during the visit to Germany by President Ouattara.

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September 2018 - The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team participate at Africa Forum (Hamburg, Germany)

Very interesting conference and great discussions during the conference "Africa Insight - Perspectives for German SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa" at Hamburger Sparkasse (Germany)

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August 2018 - Meeting with S. E. Daouda Diabate 

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team meets S.E. Daouda Diabate, new Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ivory Coast and former Ivorian ambassador to the US, in the Foreign Ministry in Abidjan. 

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August 2018 - Working meeting in Abidjan with Mr. Jean-Claude Kouassi, Minister of Mining and Geology for the Côte d'Ivoire

Overseas Strategic Advisory is keen to help realize the minister's vision to integrate sustainable investments and technical training into the country's priority economic sector.

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Spring 2018 - Construction of the largest West African Dialysis Center 

The Overseas Strategic Advisory Team is proud to support the construction of the largest West African Dialysis Center by the Foundation Servir in Ivory Coast.

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Meeting with Charles Kouassi, CEO of CNPS 

Meeting with Charles Kouassi, CEO of Caisse nationale de prévoyance sociale (CNPS), one of Africa's leading pension funds. In recent years, Mr. Kouassi has transformed the national social security fund into one of the leading players in the Ivorian economy. 

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Our Vision

The more you know the more you dare!

Overseas Strategic Advisory aspires to help West Africa actualize its fullest potential, both economically and culturally. The African continent has many untapped business opportunities. We believe that West Africa will continue to lead and shape the direction of economic performance.

We believe that sustainable development is best achieved though private sector development. By investing in profitable private sector transactions, one is able to transfer economic means to local communities whilst meeting fiduciary returns.

Changing demographics, growth trends, large-scale urbanization, improved economic fundamentals, and an ever transforming socio-political and regulatory landscape support the thesis that now is the time to invest in Africa.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Tolerance
  • Respect and Humility
  • A focus on success
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Legal consciousness

Contact Us

Overseas Strategic Advisory

Mittelweg 31

20148 Hamburg

+49 40 57 24 32 92